Ashley Nickels is an assistant professor of political science at Kent State University. Dr. Nickels' research centers on issues of power, social equity, and democratic participation, working at the intersections of urban politics, nonprofit and voluntary studies, and public policy and administration. Her area of specialization is community development, broadly defined.
Dr. Nickels holds a PhD in Public Affairs, with a specialization in Community Development, from Rutgers University-Camden.
Ph.D. in Public Affairs, specialization in Community Development, Rutgers University, 2016, M.S. in Public Affairs en passant, Rutgers University, 2016, Master of Public Administration, concentration in nonprofit leadership, Grand Valley State University, 2006, B.S. in Psychology and Gender Studies, Grand Valley State University, 2003
Community development, Nonprofits, Urban Politics & Policy, Qualitative Methodologies, Research Methods, social equity